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An Expert Witness Unlike Any Other Expert

Mike Panish is an expert unlike any other expert witness you may have worked with in the past. He is not just an engineer or architect. Unlike most other experts, he is an active, hands-on, building contractor and his income is not solely derived from his expert services.

He offers his expertise in a variety of disciplines, drawing upon his many years of personal, hands-on construction experiences and a thorough working knowledge of his craft. This makes him independent, unbiased, and highly credible. Mike Panish's reputation as a construction expert and door & gate expert witness is impeccable and he is one of the most competent, professional, and knowledgeable experts in the country.

The Nation's Leading Construction Expert for PLAINTIFF & DEFENSE for More Than 2200 Cases

Mike has been retained almost equally for plaintiff, defense, and cross defense. He is a truly unique resource for every attorney. Don't go back to the "one-size-fits-all" expert you have used in the past. Here is your opportunity to achieve great results on your next case with a construction expert witness you can trust.

Work with the finest and most thorough construction expert witness in the country!

Mike is the most retained construction expert witness for:

  • Plaintiff attorneys
  • Defense attorneys
  • Co-Defense attorneys
  • Manufacturers
  • Contractors
  • Insurance claims adjusters
  • Subrogation attorneys
  • Bond companies
  • Workers' compensation & subrogation attorneys
  • Trial lawyers prosecuting or defending criminal cases

Responsible for Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts for Plaintiffs

Because of Mike's involvement as the retained and designated construction defect, personal injury, premises liability, or premises security expert, his clients have obtained some of the highest verdicts in courts across the country. Plaintiff's attorneys nationwide have retained Mike to help them with their cases.

Defense support for case assessment, limiting liability, or removal from case

Mike is retained to help defend claims, investigate claims, to assess the course of events leading up to a claim. Mike has worked with many attorneys nationwide defending claims for their insurance clients for premises liability, product liability, criminal cases, workers' compensation, and subrogation cases. Mike has turned defense claims around to limit liability and even get financial rewards for the defendants.

Case analysis by Mike Panish can make a big difference in the disposition of your case.

Mike is incredibly knowledgeable and retains the smallest detail regarding every case he works on. He has the ability to remember and recall details that can strongly influence the outcome of your case during deposition and trial.

He is able to analyze your case files quickly and efficiently, often finding information that makes a significant difference in the disposition of your claim. He has often been asked to act on behalf of several parties in the same case, as he maintains an unbiased and neutral position.

Case Results
  • Super Market Injury
    Expert witness for the Plaintiff for cabinetry and millwork. Established improper design and installation of casework in super market resulting in bodily injury.
  • Bodily injury claim from Automatic Sliding Door
    Injury claim at Senior Housing Center from alleged negligence of door installation service company, resulting in injury to senior citizen. Expert witness for Defense (door service company). Established that the negligence was on the part of ownership of the property and not directly related to the door service company.
  • Bodily injury claim from Automatic Swinging Door
    Injury created from improperly maintained store front doors, due to negligence of store management. Elderly woman was struck with malfunctioning door that broke her hip. Expert witness for Defense for automatic door service company. Established that there was no negligence on the part of the door service company, but was the responsibility of the store management.


  • “Mike’s expertise and unwavering testimony was the key to an enormous result.”
    “I highly recommend Mike Panish wherever he can be used as an expert. I have dealt with hundreds of experts as a personal injury attorney and Mike and Sharon were both easy to communicate with and highly professional. Most importantly, Mike’s expertise and ”
    - Attorney for Plaintiff, Connecticut
  • “He has turned down numerous cases I have asked him to evaluate and he has saved me a lot of money. He tells it like it is, very unbiased.”
    “One of the most important things about any expert is their bias. Mr. Panish has informed me when I have a bad case, when I have a good case, and when the opposition is right or wrong. He knows what is fair and equitable and what case values are relevant ”
    - Plaintiff's attorney, California
  • “Retained him many times. He is the only real expert in his field.”
    “I am a plaintiff attorney that has retained Mr. Panish on numerous occasions since he is apparently the only real expert in his field. He is well versed in standards and understands door hardware unlike any other person I have ever spoken with. He not on”
    - Plaintiff's Attorney, New York
  • “We settled on the court steps because of Mike's work, he made my case!”
    “I am so impressed with Mike that I wish to offer my congratulations on his 24+ years of success as an expert. Probably the most solid expert I have ever engaged. He made my case, and we settled on the court steps because of his work. Apparently, the def”
    - Attorney for Plaintiff, California
  • “Mr. Panish is our “go-to” expert that tells it like it is. He is a consummate professional that knows his trades.”
    “As a defense attorney, my firm is frequently looking to limit our liability and understand our position in a case. Mr. Panish is our “go-to” expert that tells it like it is. He has told me when we should vehemently defend our position or attempt to settl”
    - Attorney for Defense, California
  • “Gate injury claims are one of his specialties. I recommend his expert services to anyone.”
    “Gate injury claims are one of his specialties. He knows and understands all aspects of the applicable standards and can recite them upon request. It is no surprise that he is involved in so many cases. He is the absolute best expert I have worked with i”
    - Plaintiff's attorney, California
  • “The best expert I have ever seen in a deposition!”
    “I was in the middle of a deposition of a medical doctor on a brain trauma case. I listened as I heard absolute nonsense emanating from his mouth. I began to think about the best expert I have ever seen in a deposition and my thoughts turned to Mike Panis”
    - Attorney for Plaintiff, Florida
  • “I will use Mike Panish on any gate case that comes across my desk!”
    “My client was injured when a sliding gate system collapsed upon him. Mr. Panish inspected the gate, determined the defects, and the case settled shortly thereafter. I will use Mr. Panish in any gate case that comes across my desk. Excellent results and ”
    - Attorney for Plaintiff, California

Expert in Most Construction Trades: The expert you need. Call now!

Mike Panish has expertise in almost every construction trade, with specialties that make him the nation's number-one choice for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. In addition to being qualified to inspect and testify for most every construction trade, Mike's expert specialties are:

  • Doors
  • Door hardware
  • Automatic doors
  • Door sensors
  • Overhead Doors
  • Gates, Parking Arm Gates, Fences
  • Cabinetry
  • Furniture
  • Architectural millwork
  • General Construction - most trades

Nationwide Inspection and Testimony

Mike Panish has offices in California and New England and is retained by attorneys across the country to inspect, analyze, support, and testify for all types of cases for both plaintiff and defense.

Immediate Case Support to back up your every need! Call Sharon at (888) 902-4272 to connect with Mike today. You will be impressed with the high level of personalized services that Mike and his attentive staff will bring to your case.

Your case is important. Get the best expert, Mike Panish

More than 40 years trade experience and extensive hands-on field knowledge.


Due to Mike's unique abilities his expertise in the field of construction is diverse and comprehensive and includes almost every construction trade. Please browse this site to see some of the many services that Mike provides for his clients. If you do not find your specific need, please give us a call to discuss your case requirements. Click here for Areas of Expertise.

Mike Panish, Expert Witness's areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

Some of the types of venues where Mike Panish has been retained include:

  • Retail stores
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Hotels, casinos, nightclubs, hospitality
  • Housing complexes & tract developments
  • Cruise ships & theme parks
  • Shopping centers & department stores
  • Big Box stores
  • Private residences
  • Commercial & industrial buildings
  • Arenas & Theme Parks

You will be impressed with Mike Panish's extensive knowledge and his ability to help with your case. Mike Panish will give your case support like you have never had before with any other expert.

Mike Panish is available for nationwide inspection & testimony.

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